Highlights and main attractions of the Cayo District
A land of beautiful forests and exquisite cave systems, this is an exciting destination for natural world enthusiasts, as well as those who are interested in the historical and cultural side of Belize.
Situated in western Belize, near the border with Guatemala, the Cayo District explores a range of habitats and landscapes, encompassing the pre-Columbian Maya ruins of Xunantunich, the national capital of Belmopan and the tourist town of San Ignacio, as well as the famous caves of Barton Creek. This is the largest district of Belize spanning over 2,000 square miles across diverse terrain, from lush river valleys and rugged mountains to rolling hills and sweeping farmland devoted to citrus orchards. Broadleaf jungle overlays limestone formations which, over time, have dissolved forming winding underwater rivers (thrilling for river tubing), sinkholes and spectacular caves.
Swim under tumbling waterfalls, explore the vast Caracol - Belize’s largest archaeological site, and search for the resident wildlife in the jungle areas.